: AP: Air strikes kill 22 Qaida-linked militants in Syria

14:14 Apr. 4, 2016

AP: Air strikes kill 22 Qaida-linked militants in Syria

Hezbollah fighter stands on a hill next to the group's yellow flag in the fields of the Syrian town of Assal al-Ward in the mountainous region of Qalamoun, Syria, May 9, 2015 (AP Photo)

Syrian or Russian Air Forces targeted the headquarters of Jund al-Aqsa extremist group

A monitoring group says an airstrike on an al-Qaida affiliated headquarters in northern Syria has killed at least 22 militants, including a senior Qaida-linked spokesman.

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The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says jets thought to belong to the Syrian or Russian Air Forces targeted the headquarters of Jund al-Aqsa, an extremist group that fights alongside the Nusra Front, al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria, Sunday night.

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A media outlet belonging to the Lebanese militia Hezbollah says the strike killed the Nusra Front's official spokesman, Radwan Namous, also known as Abu Firas al-Souri, and his son.

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